Includes 3 brand new essays on Gale, the Games, and Mockingjay!
Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.
In The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy’s darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection’s exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, Panem, and the series, really is.
- How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
- What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
- Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
- What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?
Contributors: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Brent Hartinger (NEW), Jackson Pearce (NEW), Diana Peterfreund (NEW)
About the Editor
Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in culture and modern fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief at BenBella Books. Leah is the editor of Perfectly Plum: Unauthorized Essays on the Life, Loves, and Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter and the co-editor on Coffee at Luke’s: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest and Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity.
Title: The Girl Who Was on Fire
Subtitle: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy
editor: Leah Wilson
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.
Price: $12.95 US
Page Count: 280